Advice definition

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Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; counsel.
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Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; commonly in the plural. In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice.

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(computing, programming) In aspect-oriented programming, the code whose execution is triggered when a join point is reached.
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Opinion given as to what to do or how to handle a situation; counsel.
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The definition of advice is a recommendation provided to serve as a guide to handle a situation.

An example of advice is the suggestion to avoid dating a guy with a bad reputation.

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(law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.

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Information communicated; news.

Advices from an ambassador.

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Information or report.

Diplomatic advices.

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Origin of advice

  • Middle English avis, advice from Old French avis from (ester) a vis to seem a to (from Latin ad ad–) vis seen (from Latin vīsum what seems (good)) (from) (neuter past participle of vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French avis, from the Old French phrase ce m'est a vis ("in my view"), where vis is from Latin visum, past participle of videre (“to see”). See vision, and confer avise, advise. The unhistoric -d- was introduced in English 15c.

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